PHRC seminar Some Thoughts on Incidental Findings with Special Reference to Whole Genome Sequencing

PHRC seminar: Some Thoughts on Incidental Findings with Special Reference to Whole Genome Sequencing

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Speaker: Dr Ron Zimmern

Date: November 15, 2013 (Friday)

Time: 12:15pm – 14:00pm

Venue: Seminar Room 2, G/F, Laboratory Block, Faculty of Medicine Building, 21 Sassoon Road, Pokfulam, Hong Kong

Abstract:

The American College of Medical Genetics has recently produced recommendations on Whole Genome Sequencing and Whole Exome Sequencing (Genet Med 2013:15(7):565–574) in which they suggest that laboratories should analyse and report on variants in a pre-defined list of genes, whether or not related to the presenting complaint of the patient. This controversial recommendation has generated a lot of discussion within the genetics community, and has focused many to reflect on the nature of incidental findings in medical practice and how physicians might best deal with them. I intend to facilitate a discussion session on these recommendations. Those attending should have read the paper and be prepared to discuss its findings.

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